Arsenal plan double swoop to cover for five-month injury to star midfielder

Arsenal are targeting Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko and Paris Saint-Germain star Johan Cabaye to replace Jack Wilshere, who is set to be sidelined for five months with an ankle injury, Daily Star reports.

Wilshere required surgery on his ankle after injuring himself against Manchester United last month, with the English midfielder expected to miss three months of first-team action.

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However after further examination, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be without the services of Wilshere for an additional two months, meaning the 22-year-old is sidelined till March.

This has therefore forced Wenger to consider purchasing adequate cover in the winter transfer market, as captain midfielder Mikel Arteta is also struggling with a calf problem.

Newcastle star Moussa Sissoko is being targeted by the Gunners to add some steel to their technical midfield, but due to the Magpie’s current good form, the Frenchman could be difficult to persuade in making a switch.

However PSG ace Johan Cabaye may be an easier target, given that the former Newcastle midfielder is finding it hard to break into the first-team at the Parc des Princes.